15 years ago a bunch of relatives and friends all chipped in $50 to buy my L2. It was completely unexpected and made for a memorable birthday. It has actually saved me a lot money and headaches because it still lights every time, still pings, still looks great, has required no maintenance except for a few flints, and it has kept me from buying other lighters. Plus, it has become a bit of a companion that I’ll have for the rest of my days. It’s all relative.